Speaking of wheelies.....
A few weeks ago, I picked up my 2001 R6 from the dealer after they installed a Yoshimura RS-3 Race slip-on and a Dyno Jet Stage 1 Jet Kit. While riding home, I stopped to fill up my gas tank. Anway, there were two other guys at the gas station on a gixxer 600 and a kawasaki zx-9. We started chatting, and they asked me if I "wheelied?" Well, I told them that I did not know how, and one of the guys told me that all I needed to do was "double pump" the throttle really fast, and it would come up. Well, I tried it using their method, and before I knew it, my front tire was standing straight up in the air!!!
Sad to say, I was hooked!! The next day, I rode to a deserted road, and practiced my wheelies. I actually got pretty good at it, and rode one for about 500 yards. Well, after I got back home, I noticed that one of my headlights had blown. Does wheelies cause bubls to blow?
Also, can I cause damage to the bike by doing wheelies? I don't want to damage anything on my bike, nor do I want to "loosen" anything up by doing constant wheelies. (hell, I am paranoid as is. I have come to 'trust' my bike, but don't want to void any reliability just to ride a wheelie.) So, I think I am finished with the whole "wheelie" thing. They aren't as fun as dragging my knee or accelerating hard out of a turn anyway
But, I don't think I would feel comfortable doing these things if my bike is "shaky" becaue of a wheelie.
Take care all, and ride safe